Category Archives: Resources

Local Foods Program’s case study on “shepherding” has been published in JAFSCD!

Local Foods Program’s case study on “shepherding” has been published in JAFSCD!

by Mica Magtoto Local Foods Program Intern We’ve been published! We’re so excited to announce that our latest article, “Shepherding Community Engagement to Strengthen the Local Food System in Northeast Iowa,” has been published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development! The article was written by our three Local Foods Program evaluators:… Read More

Local Foods Program wins SARE grant to support Iowa’s local foods coordinators

Local Foods Program wins SARE grant to support Iowa’s local foods coordinators

by Mica Magtoto Local Foods Program Intern We all know that our local foods coordinators (LFCs) do a great job of building coalitions across the state. However, a recent survey by the Local Foods Program evaluation team found that LFCs and other local food systems practitioners face many challenges, including lack of training in strategic planning,… Read More

New resource to help local food coordinators

New resource to help local food coordinators

by Mica Magtoto Local Foods Program Intern In Iowa, more than 20 regional entities employ individuals as local foods coordinators, who promote the sale and purchase of locally grown food and provide regional capacity-building for food systems. They work on everything from school gardens to community gardens, farmers markets, farm tours, local farm directories, coalition-building,… Read More

The 2017 Iowa CSA Directory is up!

The 2017 Iowa CSA Directory is up!

by Leigh Adcock Communications Specialist The annual Iowa CSA Directory provides a current list of known CSAs serving Iowa. The 2017 CSA Directory is available at this link. We are making every effort to keep the list up-to-date, so please help us identify new CSAs or changes to existing ones. To provide additions and modifications… Read More

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Local Foods
Curtiss Hall, Ames, IA 50011
localfoods@iastate.edu
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ag/